Candace Simar Recognized as Laura Literary Award Finalist

Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar was recognized as a Laura Literary Award finalist for her short fiction titled “Taking the Bull by the Horns.” The Laura Award, named in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder, is sponsored by Women Writing the West, an organization that supports authors and other professionals in promoting the contributions made by […]

Guest Blogger Charlie Johnson Reviews Shelterbelts

BOOK REVIEW of SHELTBERBELTS By Charlie Johnson: SHELTERBELTS By Candace Simar 267 pages Published by North Star Press My taste in reading favors people; real people. I’m not much for murder mysteries or romances. Give me ordinary folks who live ordinary lives but yet have their own stories to tell. You can’t get much more ordinary […]

Celebrity Pie Judge

      Thanks to Beagle Books in Park Rapids, I have something new to add to my resume.  On July 4th, after signing copies of Shelterbelts, I was invited to participate in their annual pie contest as the celebrity judge.  There were five of us, tasting our way through a plethora of delicious pies. […]


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